After I came home from work today I needed something fresh and green for a late lunch. I love having warm soups and crusty bread in the winter, but often a crisp green salad sounds like the perfect remedy to a grey, sunless day. I’m supposed to be eating lots of basil via orders from the doc so pesto was first on my list. (Not to mention I can eat that stuff by the spoonful!) I sliced up a romaine heart, half a tomato, added 2 TB or so of feta cheese and a hard boiled egg to make a simple salad. The dressing was easy- Pesto mixed with lime juice and a tiny bit of olive oil. From under the snow I dug out some “fresh” (slightly frostbitten) thyme for a garnish and seasoned it with ground some fresh pepper and coarse salt.
The photos… It is a rather dreary, overcast day so I was a little worried about the light. It ended up just fine, I set up my white board and reflector, set my camera to 400 ISO, f/3.5, using 1/125s. and 1/90s. I used a napkin I bought at the thrift store to add a little color to complement the tomatoes, silverware from the house, and my beaded board to set the scene… I still have yet to find some nice, weathered wood for a backdrop… It would have been perfect for this salad!
All the photos are set up in a gallery below, it’s easier to post them this way. Let me know how you like it compared to individual photos. Click to enlarge.
Oh, previously mentioned Healthy Oatmeal Rasin cookies made with white beans are delish. Sadly, they are pretty ugly and therefore will not be posted until a second, more attractive, batch has been made. Or maybe I already ate all of them… Just kidding, they really are that ugly.
*as you can see from the last photo this salad is worth polishing off to the very last crumb of feta! =)